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Extend your Camping Stay on the Kern

Can you camp as long as you want along the Kern River? Are long-term, extended camping stays allowed along the Kern River? These are some questions you might be asking if you are planning to travel through the southern end of the Sequoia National Forest, near Kernville, California. Many tourists and visitors pass through the Kern area on their way from Death Valley, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. We are conveniently located within this triad of cities, and boy does our topography and geography look a lot different than those cities.

For campgrounds managed on public lands here in the Sequoia National Forest, the local Kern River Ranger District allows stays of up to 14-days, and then you need to move to a new location. Private campgrounds like Kern River's Edge allow more flexibility and extended camping stay options.

Work while you Play!

If you've ever found it hard to leave the Kern River after an exciting, outdoors-filled weekend of play, maybe you should consider an extended stay here. Now that our campground offers power & water hook-ups you can do just that - stay longer! One very positive outcome from 2020 is that more folks are working from the road while traveling and exploring. Could this work for you?

Come experience Fall on the Kern River and create new traditions with family or your friend pod. The pace is slower. The days are sunny and bright. Our river access for fishing and boating is ideal. Evenings are cool and scenic for campfire tales. Our dark skies are spook-tacular!

If you enjoy relaxing by the river, hiking, biking, paddling, fishing and star-gazing, we've got a special little slice of the Kern River's edge that is ideal for you. Ready for Fall camping? Pack now and try working while you play on the Kern! Check out some of our amenities:

🔥 Super clean restrooms

🔥 Hot showers

🔥 Campfire ring @ each site

🔥 Picnic table @ each site

🔥 Friendly, knowledgeable staff

🔥 Camp games for the whole family

🔥 Pet-friendly park 🐾

🔥 Direct river access (think fishing, wading, floating) 🔥 On-site Camp Store for convenience. P.s. we are stocked up on Kern River Brewing Company beers, including their seasonal Pumpkin & Spice Ale. We think their Pumpkin pairs well with a warm bowl of chilli. Let us know what you think!

Special Camping Offer Extended Stays

14-Day Stay on the Kern

Need a two-week break from your normal? Consider working from the road -- you may never want to leave camp, once you get here. Reserve 14 consecutive days with us for only $475. Valid on power & water sites. New reservations only. All regular reservation and camping policies apply. Click here for dump station information.

Special Rate: $475

28-Day Stay on the Kern

Really get away from it all with this special offer! Reserve 28 consecutive days with us for only $750.

Our sites are spacious and only about a one minute walk to the Kern River. Valid on power & water sites. New reservations only. All regular reservation and camping policies apply. Click here for dump station information. Special Rate: $750


No need to work while your here if you don't want to, come for a 14 or 28-day vacation just to unplug and get away.

To receive this special pricing, ask for special offer "STAY&PLAY14" or "STAY&PLAY28" during the reservation process. We are standing by @ 760-376-6553!

Click here to read our expert tips for Fall camping on the Kern and come join us! Don't have time for an extended stay but need a re-set in the outdoors, no problem. Book your favorite campsite and head to the river and mountains soon!



Recreating responsibly includes packing trash bags to leave our wild spaces cleaner than you found them. There is a glass ban in the Sequoia National Forest, so remember to use plastic storage containers, ziploc bags, or bota bags for camping gear and kitchen supplies instead.

Ready to camp at Kern River?

Then let’s go! At Kern River’s Edge, you’ll find the best fully developed campground at Kern River. Plus, with over 40 sites to choose from and easy access to fishing, swimming, and sandy activities, there’s something for everyone at the River’s Edge campsite.

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